Bentley's arts bonanza

Fiery Ambers by Pauline J. Mortimer
Fiery Ambers by Pauline J. Mortimer

With the winter sun at last banishing the rains, it's an ideal time to get out to the country and visit Bentley - just in time for its 28th annual art prize.

This weekend, Friday, August 3 to Sunday, 5 at the Bentley Public Hall (midway between Lismore and Kyogle), over $8500 in prizemoney will go to entries from as far afield as Brisbane, Tamworth and Sydney.

Friday night will have a viewing with wine and cheese.

The official opening is on Saturday at 1pm, followed by the presentation of prizes in a country fair atmosphere.

On the Sunday things will, if possible, get even more relaxed, with live entertainment going till 3pm, when everyone will have a rest and a nice cup of tea.

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